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Serum institute to sell AstraZeneca to private hospitals at $8/dose

The Serum Institute of India said on Wednesday it would sell the AstraZeneca vaccine to the country’s state governments at 400 rupees or $5.30 per dose and to private hospitals at 600 rupees or $7.95. “Furthermore, owing to the complexity, and urgency of the situation it is challenging to supply it independently to each corporate entity,” it said in a ...

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Celebrated Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh dies of coronavirus

Celebrated Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh died in Kolkata on Wednesday after suffering from COVID-19. He was 89. He breathed his last around 11 am, India Today reports. Ghosh, a recipient of the coveted Jnanpith and Sahitya Akademi awards, had been suffering from age-related ailments for a while. He was also admitted to the hospital in January this year. Ghosh tested ...

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Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death

Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man’s neck in a case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S. Chauvin, 45, was immediately led away with his hands cuffed behind his back and ...

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Queen Elizabeth marks 95th birthday, days after husband’s funeral

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, the world’s oldest monarch, turns 95 on Wednesday, but there will be no public celebrations of an occasion that comes just days after she bade a sad farewell to her husband of seven decades at his funeral. Prince Philip, whom Elizabeth married in 1947, died on April 9 at the age of 99. The royals paid their ...

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Hefazat leader Ataullah arrested from Dhaka

Rapid Action Battalion members arrested Hefazat-e-Islam’s central committee assistant organising secretary Mawlana Ataullah Amin from the capital early Wednesday. Amin, also the joint secretary general of Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish, was nabbed from Mohammadpur area, RAB’s detective branch director Lt Col Khayrul Islam confirmed. He was an accused in cases filed for violence by Hefazat men in 2013. Amin will be handed ...

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Super League in ruins as all six English clubs pull out

The proposed European Super League appeared dead in the water on Wednesday after all six English clubs withdrew following a furious backlash from fans and threats from football authorities. Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal were six of the 12 clubs that signed up to the breakaway competition that guaranteed spots each year and billions of dollars ...

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UK records another 2,524 coronavirus cases, 33 deaths

LONDON, April 20 : Another 2,524 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,393,307, according to official figures released Tuesday. The country also reported another 33 coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 127,307. These figures only include the deaths of people ...

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Nine Bangladeshi youths on Forbes list

A total of nine Bangladeshi youths have made the ‘Forbes 30 under 30′ Asia list. Launched in 2011, by the prestigious business magazine Forbes, the ’30 under 30’ lists the thirty movers of shakers under the age of thirty. From 2016 till 2020, a total of nine Bangladeshis got themselves listed for their outstanding work. This year alone nine Bangladeshis under ...

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Lockdown: Police barricades at 14 points in Sylhet

The traffic department of the police on Monday has set up bamboo barricades at 14 points in and around Sylhet city to stop traffic. At around 8 am these barricades were set up at various important points of city including Humayun Rashid Chattar, Mendibagh Point, Bandarbazar, Zindabazar, Amberkhana, Tilagarh, Medina Market, Airport Road and Temukhi Point. However the police have ...

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FM: Al Jazeera report on Bhasan Char false, part of its vindictive approach

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday trashed Al Jazeera’s latest report on Bhasan Char saying it is based on false information and part of its “vindictive approach” towards Muslim majority countries. “They’re doing it from the day one. Their aim is to confuse people with false information,” he told. The Foreign Minister said it is Al Jazeera’s “vindictive ...

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